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Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8103-7
496 pages
November 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Written to supplement standard textbooks and operative atlases, this updated reference concentrates on the issue of complication prevention and treatment.  By challenging the contributors to address specific issues related to both intraoperative techniques and post-operative care that will reduce the incidence of complications, Drs. Little and Merrill present a book that reinforces the commitment to excellence in cardiothoracic surgery.

The book opens with a section on general topics with regard to cardiothoracic surgical complications, including thoracic incisions, postoperative arrhythmias, and myocardial preservation.  Then Drs. Little and Merrill draw on their expertise in thoracic and cardiac surgery, respectively.  They have assembled a team of experts to address specific diseases encountered and operations performed by cardiac and general thoracic surgeons.

With advice developed through years of experience by some of the most respected names in the field, Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment, 2nd Edition makes an ideal introduction for the new trainee and the perfect refresher for the practicing surgeon.

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List of Contributors, vii

Acknowledgements, x

Preface, xi

1 Preventing Complications: New Frontiers of Safety Science in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1
Paul N Uhlig, William R Berry, Ellen W Raboin, Jeffrey Brown, Joel T Erskin, Ann Hendrich and Daniel B Raemer

2 Thoracic Incisions, 22
Michael F Reed

3 Arrhythmias following Cardiac and Thoracic Operations, 54
Joseph LoCicero, III

4 Complications of Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardioplegia, 74
Lawrence L Creswell and Nicholas J Karis

5 Myocardial Protection: Why and How, 143
Constantine L Athanasuleas and Gerald D Buckberg

6 Complications after Pulmonary Resection: Lobectomy and Pneumonectomy, 158
Mark F Berry and Thomas A D'Amico

7 Complications of Tracheobronchial Resection, 182
Michael C Coello and Douglas J Mathisen

8 Complications of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, 202
Nirmal K Veeramachaneni and Bryan Meyers

9 Complications of Lung Transplantation, 219
Paul F Waters

10 Complications of Esophageal Resection, 228
Subroto Paul and Nasser K Altorki

11 Complications of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy, 247
Arjun Pennathur and James D Luketich

12 Operations for Benign Esophageal Disorders, 266
Keith S Naunheim

13 Complications of Mediastinal Procedures, 286
Cameron D Wright

14 Complications of Pleural Operations and Procedures, 295
Alberto de Hoyos

15 Complications from ChestWall Procedures, 325
Mark S Allen

16 On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, 333
Jennifer S Lawton and William A Gay, Jr

17 Off-Pump Coronary Artery Surgery: A Safe Approach, 351
Jain Bhaskara Pillai and John D Puskas

18 Valvular Operations, 375
Frederick Y Chen, Lawrence S Lee and Lawrence H Cohn

19 Complications of Myocardial Reconstruction, 392
Gorav Ailawadi and Irving L Kron

20 Complications after Atrial Fibrillation Surgery, 404
Anson M Lee and Ralph J Damiano Jr

21 Heart Transplantation, 419
William Stein, IV, Jeffrey B Velotta, Hari R Mallidi, Michael P Fischbein and Robert C Robbins

22 Assist Devices, 436
Sanjeev Aggarwal and Francis D Pagani

23 Aortic and Great Vessel Operations, 456
William M Boedefeld and John A Kern

Index, 473

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Alex G. Little, M.D., Elizabeth Berry Gray Chair & Professor, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Dayton, OH, USA

Walter H. Merrill, M.D., Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

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